Monthly Archives: July 2020

The time has come for education to evolve.  Evolve is designed to take each child on a journey of personal mastery, using trend setting curriculum mapping systems developed by MIT, where they progress at their own deliberate or accelerated pace. Our mission at Evolve Online School is to provide your child with an education like […]

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Not because women do not understand the importance of breastfeeding for their children but because women face a hostile environment to care for their children. This World Breastfeeding Week, observed from 01 to 07 August, the South African Civil Society for Women’s, Adolescents’ […]

The outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic earlier this year had caused much anxiety and uncertainty for many. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions for parents since lockdown started and the decision to implement home-schooling either by distant-learning or privately was something no parent was prepared for. The pandemic shifted the roles and responsibilities […]

 Making friends is no easy task. It takes a lot of growing confidence and a positive self-image to crack the code of successful and happy friendships. As children go through their pre-primary years it is often a struggle to gain acceptance from peers, and not be the isolated child roaming the playground. Children often seek […]

The world looks very different today compared to when the Matric Class of 2020 entered their final year of school six months ago. Covid-19 and the resultant lockdown have caused much upheaval for this year’s Matrics, not least in terms of the way their educational journey has changed. But while much of their experience is […]

It’s easy to assume that the nuclear family and the active presence of fathers in the lives of children is the norm in South Africa.  But this is not the case. The South African nuclear family is largely a myth. Worryingly large numbers of children are being raised independent of their biological fathers, depriving them of the physical […]

South African matriculants who wish to study at universities overseas will be able to enroll in a bridging programme, for international universities, as of January 2021. Reddam House is the first and only local educational institution to offer the International Foundation Year (IFY) – a modular bridging course between a matric qualification and the first […]

The coronavirus pandemic is a time of anxiety for most people, particularly those with existing health concerns. Millions of South Africans live with long-term conditions, including coeliac disease and allergic disorders such as eczema (atopic dermatitis), hay fever (allergic rhinitis) and asthma, one of the most common chronic diseases affecting children.  According to Professor Michael […]

Online learning has provided many South African students with the opportunity to stay on top of their schoolwork during the Covid-19 lockdown. This has shifted the responsibility of learning from teachers and schools, to students and families. With the planned phasing in of the school year, following on from Covid-19 restrictions, the lessons learned from […]

Fear and anxiety have gripped the globe as COVID-19 continues to take its toll on human life, economies and society at large. Experts are becoming increasingly concerned about the psychological effects of the epidemic, particularly on the poor, elderly, children and teens, and frontline healthcare workers. Abdurahmaan Kenny, mental health portfolio manager at Pharma Dynamics, […]

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